Hi, I’m Emily Nicolosi. I was born in a suburb of New York City in 1987. I lived there until 18, when I moved to Burlington, Vermont to do my undergraduate work at the University of Vermont. At 22, I decided to take a “year-long” hiatus as a ski bum in Salt Lake City, Utah, from which I have yet to return.
After four years of “living the dream” as a ski instructor at Alta Ski Area, I hadn’t yet had enough powder, but was itching with a desire to study climate change. I found a great program in the Geography Department at the University of Utah, where I’m currently a graduate student studying climate change mitigation and environmental movements, and still spend my happiest days in the mountains.
I am very obsessive with my interests, and I probably have too many of them. I am often: doggedly digging in my front-yard garden, splattering paint all over myself (and some on canvas too), nose-distance from a book, careening down the rocky Wasatch mountains on my bike, getting salty on a sailboat, and/or trying to understand the meaning of the universe. 42?